Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Loneliness, great buys, rambling gibberish, mood swings: Daily Annoyances by Joann Thornton (Artist's Book Series VI)

41345-IMG_6023One of the more complex examples in my collection of a work based on Xerox copying. What makes this work special, however, is the use of both Xerox images overlayed with red text that highlight the "daily annoyances."

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The "annoyances" range from the mundane ("Standing on a subway platform and being intimidated by a man making rude gestures with his mouth"), to the existential ("Loneliness"), to social commentary ("Listening to ignorant people say: 'I hate fairies or I don't mind fags, I just don't want them touching me.'").

This is a signed and numbered copy, 42/200.






41345-IMG_6024 Joann Thornton
Daily Annoyances (1991)
New York, Self-Published
Xerox images with overlayed red printing; signed and numbered 42/200
Cost: $8.00 | x41345

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